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- "The mood-enhancing properties of chocolate are well known in both the Muggle and wizard worlds. Chocolate is the perfect antidote for anyone who has been overcome in the presence of Dementors, which suck hope and happiness out of their surroundings. Chocolate can only be a short-term remedy, however. Finding ways to fight off Dementors – or depression – are essential if one is to become permanently happier. Excessive chocolate consumption cannot benefit either Muggle or wizard."
- — Description of the effects of chocolate[src]
Remus Lupin carried chocolate with him on the Hogwarts Express and gave Harry Potter some after the latter was attacked by a Dementor. When Madam Pomfrey heard that Remus Lupin had given Harry chocolate after his encounter with the Dementor, she nodded approvingly and stated that "So we've finally got a Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher who knows his remedies." She herself used a large chunk of Honeydukes chocolate in the Hospital Wing to treat Harry Potter and Hermione Granger after they and Sirius Black were attacked by several Dementors in 1994. Harry Potter later commented that he never wanted to eat a piece of chocolate for a while afterwards, as he apparently has grown sick of it for a while.
- Chocoballs - Strawberry mousse and clotted cream filling.
- Chocolate bars - Much like their Muggle counterparts. Sold at Honeydukes.
- Chocolate cake - A cake flavoured with melted chocolate or cocoa powder (also a Muggle dessert).
- Chocolate Cauldrons - Cauldron-shaped treats filled with firewhiskey.
- Chocolate eclairs - Cream-filled bun with chocolate topping (also a Muggle dessert).
- Chocolate liqueur - Liqueur with a flavour of chocolate.
- Chocolate Frogs - Included Famous Witch or Wizard Cards.
- Chocolate egg - Egg-shaped chocolate used to illustrate a dragon egg.
- Chocolate gateau - A flourless chocolate cake.
- Chocolate Skeleton
- Chocolate Wand - Chocolate wand-shaped sweets.
- Shock-o-Choc - Sold in packages weighing 170 grammes.
- Hot chocolate - Cocoa powder mixed with milk.
- Pain au chocolat - Chocolate filled croissant.
Behind the scenes
- It is possible that chocolate is used to ward off the effects following meeting a Dementor as it has chemicals inside it that stimulate the release of endorphins, which are chemicals produced by the body to combat stress and pain; often leading to feeling of increased happiness.
- Chocolate presents no danger to Werewolves, despite the well known fact that chocolate is poisonous to canines, showing that the human form of the Werewolf has traits that carry over into the wolf form aside from the more human eyes. Ironically, Remus Lupin is noted for his borderline addiction to chocolate.
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Notes and references
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 5 (The Dementor)
- Writing by J. K. Rowling: "Dementors and Chocolate" at Wizarding World
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 21 (Hermione's Secret)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 4 (The Keeper of the Keys)